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Bristol-based Ecologi is a subscription service that helps individuals and businesses lower their impact on the climate. Now, the company has picked up £4 million investment led by General Catalyst to become the ‘Spotify of Sustainability’. Notably, General Catalyst has backed companies of significant scale such as Airbnb, Stripe, Monzo and Deliveroo. Also, the company […]

French insurtech Akur8 is revolutionising insurance pricing with transparent AI. In a recent development, the company secured $30 million (nearly £21.4 million) in a Series B funding round from BlackFin Capital Partners and MTech Capital. The investment round was closed less than two years after the P&C and health insurance pricing SaaS solution provider first […]

Tractable is a London-based AI company that helps insurers with accident and disaster recovery. The company just announced a $60 million (nearly £43 million) in a Series D funding round led by Insight Partners and Georgian. UK’s first computer vision unicorn The investment comes after the $25 million Series C funding it raised back in […]

Online job listings were one of the first things to catch on in the first generation of the internet. But that has, ironically, also meant that some of the most-used digital recruitment services around today are also some of the least evolved in terms of tapping into all of the developments that tech has to […]

Despite Brexit, London is at the centre of Europe’s burgeoning tech scene, and the tech companies from the capital backed Europe to reach record levels of tech venture capital funding in 2020. UK’s tech industry has expanded 10-fold in the last ten years, enabling the creation of hundreds of fast-growing tech companies that are set […]

The Offshore Robotics for the Certification of Assets (ORCA) Hub is a research programme developing Robotics, AI, and Autonomous Systems for the offshore sector. Recently, the ORCA Hub secured £2.5 million in funding from UK Research & Innovation (UKRI). How will the funding be used? According to the press release, £600K will be used to […]

With lockdowns happening worldwide, our digital content consumption went up dramatically. Performers and creators who used to perform live quickly pivoted to delivering content online. Thrillz is a UK-based startup, and their app with the same name enables such creators and helps users connect directly with celebrities. The company has now secured a £1.3 million […]

It now employs 29 staff, with more being recruited

The eight-step programme is aimed at making the reduction of carbon emissions easier for small businesses

The additional £2.5m brings robotic inspections in hazardous environments closer

While there has been a wave of innovation in food tech worldwide, it’s still in early days for Africa. There are only a handful of African food-tech startups, and a year and a half’s worth of global pandemic has added a couple to that list. Kune is one of the most recent food-tech startups, and […]

As the insurance industry adjusts to life in the 21st century (heh), an AI startup that has built computer vision tools to enable remote damage appraisals is announcing a significant round of growth funding. Tractable, which works with automotive insurance companies to let users take and submit photos of damaged cars that are then “read” […]

Vianai Systems, an AI startup founded by Vishal Sikka, former chief executive of Indian IT services giant Infosys, said on Wednesday it has raised $140 million in a round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2. The two-year-old startup said a number of industry luminaries also participated in the new round, which brings its total to-date […]

Growth leaders used to build key relationships across a company while working together in a real-life office. Those relationships could carry over through the pandemic, but let’s say you’re a new company and you’re remote-first. How do you build this complex collaboration from scratch? Growth marketer and investor Susan Su tells us that the solution […]

Joining us onstage as a judge for TechCrunch Disrupt 2021‘s Startup Battlefield will be Yasmin Razavi, general partner at Spark Capital. Her engineering background and fintech chops should make for incisive questions for the founders presenting. Razavi invests in growth-stage enterprise, fintech and developer companies, but her background is until fairly recently an engineering-focused one. […]

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: What […]

By its nature, sales is one of the most social faces of a business, so it’s no surprise that there are tools being built for sales teams that are tapping into some of the most interesting dynamics of the world of social networking, and that the startups that are doing this most successfully are making […]

Tire-making giant Bridgestone has taken a minority stake in Kodiak Robotics, the Silicon Valley-based startup developing autonomous trucks, as part of a broader partnership to test and develop smart tire technology. While the terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, Kodiak Robotics co-founder and CEO Don Burnette told TechCrunch that this is a direct financial investment. […]

Extra Crunch Live is all about helping founders build better venture-backed businesses. Naturally, we do this by having candid conversations with founders and their investors. On an upcoming episode of Extra Crunch Live, we’ll sit down with MaC Venture Capital founding managing partner Marlon Nichols and Wonderschool co-founder and CEO Chris Bennett. REGISTER HERE FOR […]

When Richard Joffe moved his family to Australia in 2019, he said applying for home insurance “was like traveling back in time 30 years.” “I found the sign-up process painful, the fine print was confusing and the insurance company was totally reactive, not proactive. They never contacted me aside from my renewal,” he told TechCrunch. […]

Hybrid event platform Brella has raised a $10 million Series A funding round led by Connected Capital. Normally used as an offline networking app, Brella pivoted from live events into a virtual event platform after the pandemic hit. The company counts Informa, Marcus Evans, Questex and IQPC as customers Markus Kauppinen, CEO and founder of […]

With many consumers making the switch to online shopping in the last year due to COVID-19 and largely staying active on those platforms even after physical shops and the freedom to move about them have been restored, companies that are enabling those services are continuing to see a lot of business and attention. In the […]

Yet another SaaS startup, which began its journey in India, has attained the much-coveted unicorn status. BrowserStack, a startup that operates a giant software testing platform, said on Wednesday it has raised $200 million in a new financing round that valued the 10-year-old firm at $4 billion. BOND led the Dublin and San Francisco-headquartered startup’s Series […]

Simplestream, a London-based SaaS company, provides multi-platform live-streaming and video-on-demand services to broadcast and media companies. In a recent development, the company announced that it has secured a £1 million loan from the alternative lender BOOST&Co to build on a strong period of growth. Eyes grow its team BOOST&Co is a leading provider of growth […]

OneUp Sales is a gamified sales motivation and performance management platform developed by Stormburst Studios. Now, the company has hit the headlines as it bagged £600K funding for its expansion. Eyes Series A round in 2022 Stormburst Studios’ investment round was led by the MEIF Proof of Concept & Early Stage Fund, which is managed […]

A lot of the focus in recruitment these days has been on better technology to connect people to job opportunities at new organizations, but that also leaves a wide opening to focus on one of the other big funnels for finding work: internal transfers. Today, a startup that is building tools to improve that experience […]

Origami is a technology company based in Cambridge working on a mission to build a green energy world, powered by smart technology. In a recent development, the company raised £20.5 million in Series C funding to help drive its next phase of growth. Funding from Barclays PLC The investment round was led by Barclays PLC, […]

In the latest development, Claap, an asynchronous meeting platform, has raised $3 million (approx £2.1 million) funding in the pre-seed round.  The funding was raised from LocalGlobe, Headline (former e.Ventures), and a group of 30 angels including, Front co-founder Mathilde Collin, Oyster co-founder Tony Jamous, Nest and GoCardless co-founder Matt Robinson, and Automattic’s head of […]

Templafy, a Denmark-born B2B SaaS platform that does business document creation, has raised a $60 million D round of funding led by Blue Cloud Ventures. All previous investors also participated, including Insight Partners, Seed Capital, Dawn Capital and Damgaard Company. Templafy has now raised a total of $125 million. To some extent, Templafy competes with […]

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